DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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DELVILLE WOOD ROLLCALL

This rollcall provides names of the men who were present in the ranks of the South African brigade at midnight on the 14th/15th July 1916 before its engagement in Delville Wood, Waterlot Farm and Longueval.

It does not include names of those killed or wounded during the fighting at Montauban, Bernafay and Trônes Woods from the 4th to 11th July 1916 as well as part of the 1st SAI engaged in the taking of the southern part of the village of Longueval on the 14th July 1916.

Moreover, this rollcall can not be considered as exhaustive concerning the British units of the Brigade, the 64th Field Coy, Royal Engineers, and the 28th Brigade Machine Gun Coy (mainly composed of men of the Highland Light Infantry). Of theses units, are mainly registered the names of the men killed or missing in action from the 14th to 20th July. There is no information concerning the majority of the survivors.

The redaction of this rollcall is mainly based on the work of Mr Ian Uys in his two reference books - Delville Wood and Rollcall, the Delville Wood Story - completed with the information obtained from the Roll of Honour of Delville Wood Commemorative Museum, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website,  some combatants' narratives and historical books.

It will be completed and updated as time goes by (last update : 3rd November 2011).

This rollcall is in an alphabetical order.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

Z